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English adjective: flip

1. flip marked by casual disrespect


SamplesA flip answer to serious question.
The student was kept in for impudent behavior.


Synonymsimpudent, insolent, snotty-nosed


Similardisrespectful


Antonymsrespectful


English noun: flip

1. flip (act) an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return


Synonymssomersault, somersaulting, somerset, summersault, summerset


Broader (hypernym)tumble


Narrower (hyponym)flip-flop

2. flip (food) hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg


Broader (hypernym)mixed drink

3. flip (act) a sudden, quick movement


SamplesWith a flip of the wrist.
The fish flipped over.


Broader (hypernym)throw

4. flip (act) the act of flipping a coin


Synonymstoss


Broader (hypernym)throw

5. flip (act) a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water


Broader (hypernym)dive, diving

6. flip (act) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team


SamplesThe pass was fumbled.


Synonymspass, toss


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)centering, snap


Domain categoryathletics, sport


English verb: flip

1. flip (motion) lightly throw to see which side comes up


SamplesI don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!.


ExamplesThey flip the coin


Synonymstoss


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)turn

2. flip (contact) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation


SamplesSwitch on the light.
Throw the lever.


Synonymsswitch, throw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)engage, lock, mesh, operate


Narrower (hyponym)cut, switch off, switch on, turn off, turn on, turn out

3. flip (perception) look through a book or other written material


SamplesHe thumbed through the report.
She leafed through the volume.


Synonymsflick, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)peruse

4. flip (motion) toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air


Synonymstwitch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move

5. flip (motion) cause to move with a flick


SamplesHe flicked his Bic.


Synonymsflick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)throw

6. flip (contact) throw or toss with a light motion


SamplesFlip me the beachball.
Toss me newspaper.


ExamplesThe children flip the ball


Synonymspitch, sky, toss


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fling


Narrower (hyponym)lag, submarine, throw back, toss back

7. flip (contact) move with a flick or light motion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel

8. flip (contact) turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse


SamplesFlip over the pork chop.
Turn over the pancakes.


Synonymsflip over, turn over


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)turn

9. flip (cognition) react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way


SamplesHe flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University.


Synonymsflip out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)react, respond

10. flip (change) go mad, go crazy


SamplesHe flipped when he heard that he was being laid off.


Synonymsflip out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

11. flip (change) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)


Synonymsalternate, flip-flop, interchange, switch, tack


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn









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